We believe that tax planning is one of the most effective ways to add value to your business and contribute to its success. As tax legislation becomes even more complicated, innovative strategic planning can provide a real commercial advantage.

Sara Coopers provides proactive planning advice. Our capability covers all stages of a company’s lifecycle, from incorporation right through to sale.

Our corporate tax services include:

  • Computerised tax returns and computations
  • Tax-efficient remuneration schemes
  • Structuring or restructuring your company’s activities
  • Capital allowance reviews
  • Raising finance
  • Succession planning
  • Company sales and management buyouts
  • Rewarding employees
  • International tax planning

Business owners have two main priorities: to drive their business forward and to maximise the wealth they derive from it. And expert tax planning is one of the most effective ways to achieve these aims.

Our tax team provides comprehensive advice – we have specialists in corporate, personal and international taxation as well as VAT compliance and planning. We will work with you to develop a plan to minimise your overall tax exposure whilst meeting your strategic aims.

We provide tax planning advice to privately owned businesses on the following areas:

  • Choice of entity
  • Group reconstructions
  • Demergers
  • Purchase of own shares
  • Cessations and liquidations
  • Capital allowance reviews
  • Substantial shareholding exemption
  • Use of losses
  • Intragroup transfers
  • Exit charges

Employer Solutions

Employer solutions covers a variety of topics all of which are connected to the relationship between a business and its employees.

We look at all aspects of this relationship with our clients. The key areas are:

  • Tax-effective profit extraction – Working with privately owned businesses to ensure they can draw funds from their business without incurring unnecessary tax charges. This may involve reconsidering the manner in which remuneration is structured or looking at alternative benefit arrangements.
  • Employee incentives – This includes share option planning to provide key staff with a stake in a business once they have met certain targets. In addition, the remuneration and benefits package of all staff should be considered to ensure it remains tax effective and relevant to a modern, privately owned business.
  • Specialist employment tax consultancy – Advising on employee expenses and benefits, P11D reporting, termination issues, employment status, HMRC audits and health checks.
  • Construction industry scheme (CIS) consultancy – advice on the application process and assisting clients through the increasingly complex CIS system.
  • Inbound and outbound expatriate employees – helping businesses with the tax issues around internationally mobile workers.